If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, Spain is definitely the place to go. With its dazzling scenery and mix of old buildings and architectural wonders leftover from past eras, Spain is definitely a magical place to go on a honeymoon or just a romantic trip. Here are 10 of the best places to visit if you’re going to Spain with your significant other:
Do you and your significant other like wine? La Rioja is the place to go for wine tasting with gorgeous scenery. This is a beautiful region in the northern part of the country that boasts over 500 wineries. In addition to wine tasting, you can take hot air balloon rides, go horse riding and take walking tours.
Many consider this city to be the most romantic place in Andalusia (a territory in the south of Spain). While strolling through the city’s charming, Arab-influenced streets, be sure to pay a visit to the Alhambra castle which is one of the most beautiful Andalusia castles. Built during the 1300s by the Moors, it is easily one of the most romantic and most beautiful castles in all of Spain.
Castillo de Loarre
Unlike the Alhambia, the Castillo de Loarre is a castle not built by the Moors, but instead built to fight them off. Constructed at some point during the 11th century, the castle itself is not the most beautiful one in Spain, but its location definitely has a romantic feeling to it. It is perched on a large cliff-like area in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. You and your loved one can bask in the quiet beauty of the view from the castle, complete with a soft scent of pine trees, almond groves and olive trees nearby.
Ever see the movie, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”? It truly captures the romantic air of Barcelona, which is often referred to as the most beautiful city in the country. Walk around and admire the dazzling architecture from different time periods, the gardens and of course, the beaches. During one of your evenings there, be sure to visit the fountains outside the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
Another beautiful city, Toledo is known for its preservation of medieval architecture. Its location on a hilltop above farms, olive tree groves and prairies gives it a unique elegance. If you’re looking to take a romantic walk though, be sure to visit Toledo’s historic quarter. This area winds itself around an ancient castle, one of the best preserved of its kind.
If you go to western Spain, Salamanca is the city to visit for a romantic atmosphere. The Plaza Mayor is by far the main place to go, where you and your significant other can explore the quaint shops and places to eat. Notably, the plaza is as beautiful at night as it is during the day.
This may not be the most convenient place to visit if you’re already going to mainland Spain, but the island of Majorca has a romantic vibe all its own. Set in the Mediterranean Sea among Spain’s Balearic Islands, Majorca features ancient and medieval ruins, caves with underground lakes, pristine beaches and rugged cliffs. While there, be sure to pay a visit to the cozy fisherman’s village of Porto Colom.
Cazorla National Park
Known to the Spanish as the “Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla”, thus gorgeous wilderness is the country’s largest national park and the second largest in all of Europe. Still, it is one of Spain’s best kept secrets, since most tourists gravitate towards the country’s cities, beaches in castles. Nevertheless, you and your significant other are sure to love the park’s diverse terrain of forests, pristine lakes and canyons. Most notable are the waterfalls, which provide some of the most spectacular scenery in Spain. If you like animals, this park is also one of the best places for viewing them in their natural habitat.
The city of Caceres boasts another great historic area, yet is arguably another one of Spain’s “secrets” when it comes to romantic tourist attractions. Walk with your loved one along cobblestone streets and enjoy the old churches, statues and the mix of architecture ranging from ancient times to present.
This refers not to any specific place, but rather a group of them. In the territory of Galicia in northwest Spain, there are many different hot springs among the beautiful hilly scenery. Some have been transformed into public spas while others are private, but either way they are worth a trip. You and your loved one can spend an hour or two bathing in the mineral-rich hot springs and then go dine at one of the restaurants that are nearby so many of the springs.
Enjoy your trip, and be sure to share it with other couples when you get back.